Discovery, Science Channel & Travel Channel Align for UFO Special


Discovery, Science Channel and Travel Channel have partnered to broadcast UFOs Declassified: LIVE, a three-hour multiplatform event.

Produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group, UFOs Declassified: LIVE will be hosted by Josh Gates of Discovery’s Expedition Unknown, who will interview top experts on unexplained aircraft and objects. The special will air live on June 30, beginning at 8 p.m.

American intelligence officials have long kept quiet about unexplained flying objects (UFOs). But last December, Congress required the Director of National Intelligence to summarize and report on the government’s knowledge of UFOs. The release of the unclassified version this month will look at incidents over the last two decades.

Among those Gates will interview are NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Counselor to President Obama John Podesta and retired senior intelligence officer Bob Wallace. Other experts will include astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, physicist and astronomer Robert Weryk, former U.K. Ministry of Defense employee Nick Pope and intelligence historian Keith Melton.

Viewers will also hear from The X-Files creator Chris Carter, filmmaker and television director Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), founding member of Blink-182 Tom DeLonge, investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and investigative reporter George Knapp.

Science Channel is also running a week-long marathon of UFO programming leading up to the live broadcast event. The UFO week of programming will include The Unexplained Files, Alien Encounters, UFO Conspiracies, NASA’s Unexplained Files among others.

Scott Lewers, executive VP of multiplatform programming, factual and head of content, science, said: “It’s a question that has been asked for centuries—are we alone in the universe? And with the delivery of this highly anticipated report to the U.S. Congress, we are closer than ever to the answer. Discovery, Science and Travel Channel are proud to bring together top military and government experts, along with UFO believers and skeptics, to analyze the revelations this report holds, and to bring their unique insight to what we know and don’t know.”